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Canada's Oil + Gas Industry

Learn more about the Canadian oil and gas industry and what happens upstream, midstream and downstream.

Did you know British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan were home to about 85% of the industry's workers in 2016? Central Canada employed 9% and the remaining 6% were in Atlantic Canada. Our report, Canada's Oil and Gas Workforce: Distribution, Work Patterns and Income, looks at the geographic and occupational distribution of the workforce as well as worker commuting trends, work patterns and earnings.
Canada's oil and gas workforce skills and occupations are shifting
Continued efforts by both industry and governments to make oil and gas development economically and environmentally sustainable are changing the skill requirements of the energy sector. Read our report, A Workforce in Transition: Oil and Gas Skills of the Future, to find out more.
The period from 2006 to 2016 was a remarkable decade for Canada’s oil and gas industry. Periods of rapid growth followed by sharp contractions transformed not only the industry, but also its workforce. Read our report, Diversifying Canada's Oil and Gas Workforce: A Decade in Review, to find out more.